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by: Trish Kuffner, author of The Children's Busy Book

Rule of the Day

Rule of the Day


Peaceful homes are usually those in which children obey the rules of the home and respect their parents and each other. But most children don't do this naturally.

Teaching a child obedience and respect is an ongoing process-and one she's more receptive to when her family knows how to laugh and have fun together. Telling jokes and doing fun family activities are good ways to share a few laughs and enjoy each other. So is having a "rule of the day."

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In-Laws from a Different Culture

In-Laws from a Different Culture

Words to the Wise

Among people from Hispanic backgrounds, it is good manners for friends to embrace and simultaneously pat each other on the back. This is called the abrazo.

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Empathy: Learning to Relate -- Human Style

Empathy: Learning to Relate -- Human Style

Building Blocks

Empathy is the ability to project one's own intellect and feelings into another person's life, situation, or experience in order to understand that person better. If one possesses empathy, he or she has greater means by which to assess, comprehend, sympathize, and react to others.

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Updated: April 27, 2022

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5 Signs and Symptoms of Labor

When your due date is near and you prepare for labor, there are going to be several signs and symptoms that it's almost showtime. As you go into labor you'll experience symptoms that may include emotional changes, pains that feel like menstrual cramps, back pain similar to sciatica, Braxton Hicks contractions, the "bloody show," and the breaking of your water before labor begins. Learn what else you should expect before birth.

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Choosing an Adult Cat

Choosing an Adult Cat

Kittens are cute, but, like all babies, they require time, effort, and patience. Besides, the cute little fuzzball stage lasts only a few short weeks out of a lifetime of more than a decade. For many people, a grown-up cat is a better choice. Many, many young adult cats need homes, and a mature, healthy cat of 5, 6, 7 years or even older can be a wise and wonderful companion for years to come. With good care, cats commonly live well into their teens.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

When Teens Obsess About Their Weight

When Teens Obsess About Their Weight

Could Your Teen Have an Eating Disorder?

With the fashion and entertainment industries' super-thin stars serving as role models, it's no wonder that many young girls don't like what they see in the mirror. The American Academy of Pediatrics, reporting on a survey of 5th- through 12th-grade girls, found that the majority were dissatisfied with their body shape. Two-thirds wanted to lose weight, even though less than a third were actually overweight!

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Updated: December 14, 2021

12 Early Signs You Might Be Pregnant

First Signs of Pregnancy

When you think you may be pregnant, you look for any early signs of pregnancy that can indicate that you're about to be a mom. Many of the earliest signs of pregnancy can appear before a positive pregnancy test would register. But, every woman is going to be different as to when they may first realize they're pregnant.

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Panic Mode! Bloggers Kim Bongiorno and Jeff Vrabel (Hilariously) Discuss How to Survive a Snow Day

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K: HELP. I got the robocall this morning that school is closed. You?

J: Same here. Remember when you'd have to listen to like morning FM radio to find out if your school was closed? And put up with lots of boring ads for mattress stores and traffic reports and Belinda Carlisle songs to find out if you had school or not? Robotexts are so much more efficient.

K: Heck yeah. Hey, um, I have too much work to do today for the kids to not be in school.

Guidelines for a Mother's Reactions to Teenage Daughters

Guidelines for a Mother's Reactions to Teenage Daughters

One very important factor that should drive many of your reactions at this point in time is your daughter's newly developed capacity for suffering humiliation, says author Teri Apter. You may never guess why she is completely humiliated-breaks down in tears, feels totally crushed and overwhelmingly embarrassed, and possibly retreats from you.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

How to Rewrite Effectively

How to Rewrite Effectively

Rewriting is probably the most important part of the writing process. I can guarantee you that if you take this next step with your child, they will receive at least one letter grade higher than if they stopped right at a first draft. It is important to realize, however, that your child will, most likely, not be excited about rewriting. And nor should they. The important thing at this point is to help them understand that the hard work is really all done, everything is down, and the job of rewriting is to put it all in its right place and polish it off.

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Updated: May 15, 2019

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Supporting Your Gay Teen

Supporting Your Gay Teen

Supporting Your Gay Teen

There are few parents who can easily and completely accept the news that their child is gay. Even those who are comfortable with homosexuality and same-sex marriage may find themselves having difficulty. They may feel that they have done something that "caused" homosexuality in their child. They may be saddened to think that they won't have grandchildren, feel that they have "lost" their child, or worry that life will be hard for him or her.

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How to Be More Consistent with Your Children

How to Be More Consistent with Your Children

Mrs. Ellis and her five children moved into a school district where I worked. Within the first week, each child had been sent to the principal at least once. I asked Mrs. Ellis to meet with me. She agreed. I began to give her my pep talk on consistency. She interrupted. "I know I need to be consistent," she said. "Right now I am tired. I need a little vacation from consistency."

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Updated: May 29, 2022

Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child's Homework Gives You Anxiety

Common Core Math: How to Help When Your Child's Homework Gives You Anxiety

Number bonding? Skip counting? Does your child's Common Core math homework make your head spin? You're not alone.

Plenty of parents who grew up learning how to add and subtract with older teaching methods now look at their children's Common Core homework with a sense of panic, or at least mild bewilderment. Rest assured, you have not forgotten how to do first-grade math.

The Mediation Process from Beginning to End

The Mediation Process from Beginning to End

What goes on behind closed doors in mediation?

A mediator will often start the process by asking you to write out your goals—what you would like to come away with. You will be asked to anticipate such problem areas as custody or support. You might be asked to set forth your assets and liabilities in a sworn (notarized) statement, just as you would have done with an attorney. This gives everyone involved a clear idea of what you're dealing with and how far apart you really are.

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Updated: May 29, 2022

5 Warning Signs of Screen Addiction

5 signs your kid has a screen addiction

Many parents today are just as concerned with the amount of time that their kids spend using screens as they are with how difficult it often is to pry them away from a screen. Though many experts in the field are split as to whether or not digital and media consumption can be defined as an addiction, many parents have no problem using the terminology as a way to describe what their child’s behavior is similar to.